Originally posted on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 11/17/12
The Houston Texans (8-1) activated LB Darryl Sharpton off the PUP list, per John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. Sharpton, 24, suffered a setback (hip injury) in the offseason after attempting to return too quickly from quadriceps surgery. In 20 games (six starts), Sharpton has racked up 1.0 sack and 46 combined tackles.  The former 2010 fourth-round pick (102nd overall) out of Miami (FL) looks to contribute on special teams and should see several snaps at inside linebacker on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-8), rotating with starters Bradie James and Tim Dobbins. Photo Credit: HoustonTexans.com Sharpton was cleared to begin practicing in Week 10 and his return to action has been increasingly important with Brian Cushing out for the season. However, in order to make room for this roster addition, the team has released safety Troy Nolan. Nolan, 26, spent his first two seasons (2010 and 2011) with the Texans, appearing in 30 games with six starts.  The former seventh-rou...
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